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If you’re an anime enthusiast or an owner of a Japanese dog breed, anime can be a great source of inspiration for dog names. 

Not sure where to start? Here’s our list of the best anime dog names. 

Anime Male Dog Names 

From ambitious shōnen protagonists to mysterious fantasy villains, there are a lot of awesome male anime characters that can make the perfect namesake for your dog. 

  • Shinji (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 
  • Sasuke (Naruto) 
  • Naruto (Naruto) 
  • Sebastian (Black Butler) 
  • Reigen (Mob Psycho 100) 
  • Black Star (Soul Eater) 
  • Light (Death Note) 
  • Gon (Hunter X Hunter) 
  • Luffy (One Piece) 
  • Edward (Fullmetal Alchemist) 
  • Alphonse (Fullmetal Alchemist) 
  • Ichigo (Bleach) 
  • Kakashi (Naruto) 
  • Deku (My Hero Academia) 
  • Bakugo (My Hero Academia) 
  • Haku (Spirited away) 
  • Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) 
  • Tamaki (Ouran Highschool Host Club) 
  • Inuyasha (Inuyasha) 
  • Sesshomaru (Inuyasha) 
  • Victor (Yuri on Ice) 
  • Yuri (Yuri on Ice) 

Anime Female Dog Names 

Anime has a lot of amazing female characters. Consider choosing one of these female anime dog names for your new dog! 

  • Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) 
  • Chihiro (Spirited Away) 
  • Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle) 
  • Moro (Princes Mononoke) 
  • Usagi (Sailor Moon) 
  • Tohru (Fruits Basket) 
  • Maka (Soul Eater) 
  • Tsubaki (Soul Eater) 
  • Mikasa (Attack on Titan) 
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball Z) 
  • Madoka (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) 
  • Homura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) 
  • Kyoko (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) 
  • Kagome (Inuyasha) 
  • Miku (Vocaloid) 
  • Grell (Black Butler) 
  • Anthy (Revolutionary Girl Utena) 
  • Misa (Death Note) 
  • Asuka (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 
  • Konata (Lucky Star) 
  • Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist) 

Cute Anime Dog Names 

Do you want a name that’ll reflect how cute your dog is? You’re in luck—these anime dog names are as adorable as they come. 

  • Kuromi (Sanrio) 
  • Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) 
  • Duck (Princess Tutu) 
  • Menchi (Excel Saga) 
  • Akamaru (Naruto) 
  • Pudding (Tokyo Mew Mew) 
  • Sadaharu (Gintama) 
  • Makkachin (Yuri on Ice) 
  • Lillipup (Pokemon) 
  • Snubbull (Pokemon) 
  • Ein (Cowboy Bebop) 
  • Luna (Sailor Moon) 
  • Artemis (Sailor Moon) 
  • Tsubaki (Soul Eater) 
  • Sakura (Naruto) 
  • Howl (Howl’s Moving Castle) 
  • Ponyo (Ponyo) 
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) 
  • Ciel (Black Butler) 
  • Kon (Bleach) 
  • Shippo (Inuyasha) 
  • Chuchu (Revolutionary Girl Utena) 

Tough Anime Dog Names 

If you have a tough dog breed like a Pit Bull or a German Shepherd, you may want to give them a name to fit. Here are some tough anime characters that can make great name inspiration for your strong dog. 

  • Saitama (One Punch Man) 
  • Goku (Dragonball Z) 
  • Vegeta (Dragonball Z) 
  • Levi (Attack on Titan) 
  • Mob (Mob Psycho 100) 
  • Itachi (Naruto) 
  • Jolyne (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) 
  • Lucario (Pokémon) 
  • Houndoom (Pokémon) 
  • Ryuko (Kill la Kill) 
  • All Might (My Hero Academia) 
  • Eren (Attack on Titan) 
  • Mirko (My Hero Academia) 
  • Jotaro (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) 
  • Alucard (Hellsing) 
  • Junko (Dangan Ronpa) 
  • Annie (Attack on Titan) 

Wrapping Up 

Naming your dog is an important decision. Be sure to consider your dog’s personality and appearance, as these features will make finding the perfect name a breeze! 

Most importantly, you should choose a name that rolls off the tongue with ease. Japanese pronunciation may be difficult if you’re not familiar with the language, so you may want to practice saying them aloud before you settle on a title. 

If you’re looking for more ideas on what to name your dog, we have a series of comprehensive lists you may find helpful: